Emirates

Emirates

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About Emirates

 

IATA code

EK

ICAO code

UAE

Emirates Airlines headquarters

Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Main operational airport

Dubai International Airport (DXB)

Number of destinations covered by Emirates Airline

Around 157 destinations

Most popular destinations

DXB, DAC, MNL EBB

Most popular routes

DMM - DXB, RUH - DXB, JED - DXB, JED - DAC

Year of establishment

1985

Parent company

The Emirates Group

Popular fleet

Airbus A380-800, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 777-200LR

Emirates Airlines contact number

From Dubai: +971600555555

Rest of the world: Check the full list on the official website


Emirates is the largest airline in the MENA region, inspiring travelers around the world with its industry-leading in-flight entertainment and world-class service alike. Emirates Airlines is a member of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO),  the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Arab Air Carriers Organization.

Therefore, Emirates ‘Fly Better’ slogan is mirrored in the airline’s services level. In other words, the highest standards, rules, and regulations are maintained on all Emirates flights.

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Historical Highlights:

  • March 1985: Emirates Airlines was launched.
  • October 1985: Emirates operated its very first flights from Dubai to Mumbai and Karachi, when a Boeing 737 and an Airbus 300 B4 were wet‑leased from Pakistan International Airlines.
  • 3 July 1987: Emirates first owned aircraft, Airbus A310-304, was delivered. 
  • By the end of the 1980s: Emirates grew a network of 14 destinations in just 5 years of operation. 
  • 1992: Emirates raised the standards of inflight entertainment facilities by becoming the first airline to install video systems in all seats, regardless of the cabin class, across the entire fleet. In the same year, Emirates Airlines ordered 7 Boeing 777s with 7 options, which was a huge factor in reviving the industry after the Gulf War. 
  • 1998: Emirates Airlines opened its 2nd terminal in Dubai International Airport, with 2 million passengers annually. 
  • 1999: The number of Emirates Airlines passengers arriving at Dubai International Airport reached 11 million. 
  • By the end of the 1990s: 28 more routes were added to the Emirates Airlines network over the previous decade.
  • 2000: The opening of Sheikh Rashid Terminal. Also, Emirates became the first airline to sign up for Airbus A380.
  • 2004: Emirates Airline signed a GBP100 million deal with English Premiership club Arsenal, which was renowned 2 times in 2012 and 2018. 
  • 2005: Emirates ordered 42 Boeing 777s, which was the largest Boeing 777 order at that time. Currently, Emirates Airlines is the world's biggest operator of 777 aircraft.
  • By the end of 2010: 46 routes were added to the Emirates network over the previous decade.
  • 2017: Emirates Airlines launched the first fully‑enclosed First Class private suites.
  • 2019: Emirates purchased 30 Boeing 787‑9 aircraft. Furthermore, Emirates Airlines broke the Guinness World Record for the most nationalities on an aircraft with more than 540 volunteer passengers from 145 nationalities on Emirates EK2019. 
  • Between 2010 to 2019: 54 routes were added to the Emirates network. 
  • 2020: The Emirates Pavilion at EXPO 2020 opens its doors to guests. Furthermore, Emirates carried 15.8 million passengers, showing a fast recovery from the pandemic. 

Emirates Airlines Frequent Flyer Programme

Emirates award program ‘Skywards’ guarantees travelers, who are part of a company, charity, or club, points or miles on every flight. Points can be used to book Dynamic Reward Flights and Upgrades. 

Emirates Airlines Fleet

Today, Emirates flies the world's biggest fleet of Airbus A380s and Boeing 777s, offering passengers the latest and most efficient wide-body aircraft.

  • A380: Emirates A380 features shower spas and private suites in First Class, along with an Onboard Lounge.
  • Emirates Executive: Private jet service is also offered by Emirates, with a special fleet of small aircraft. 

Emirates Airline Recognitions and Awards

Year Award

Award Type

2021

World-Class Airline at the APEX Official Airline Ratings

2021

Middle East's Leading Airline - First Class by World Travel Awards

2021

Middle East's Leading Airline - Business Class lounge by World Travel Awards

2020

Airline of the Year at Aviation Business Awards

2019

World’s Leading Cabin Crew by World Travel Awards

(Awards & Recognitions)

Emirates Codeshare Partners

Since a codeshare agreement is one way to expand services to more destinations, Emirates has partnered with the below airlines:
 

flydubai

JetBlue

Japan Airlines

Qantas

Korean Air

Jetstar Airways

Air Malta

Malaysia Airlines

Jetstar Asia

Air Mauritius

SpiceJet

TAP Portugal

Azul

S7 Airlines

Thai Airways

Bangkok Airways

South African Airways

WestJet

China Southern Airlines

Copa Airlines

GOL Airlines

(Partners Source)

 

Travel Updates


Check out the latest travel, safety and entry requirements for the UAE. 

Emirates services for Economy Class, Premium Economy, Business Class and First Class

Economy Class

  • Onboard meals
  • Inflight entertainment system
  • Complimentary beverages

Premium Economy

  • Spacious leather seats
  • Extra leg room
  • Adjustable headrests
  • Fresh beverages
  • Onboard meals
  • Inflight entertainment system
  • Reusable amenity kits
  • Sustainable blankets
  • Large pillows

Business Class

  • Fully flat seats
  • Mattress and blanket
  • Airport lounges
  • Gourmet dishes
  • In-flight entertainment
  • Complimentary Chauffeur‑drive service to and from the airport

First Class

  • Private suite
  • Fully flat seats
  • Mattress
  • Gourmet meals
  • Onboard shower spa
  • Onboard lounge
  • In-flight entertainment

Emirates Baggage Allowance

Carry on Baggages (Hand carry bag)

There are two types of carry-on baggage - personal and cabin. Personal baggage is allowed in the cabin, but cabin bags cannot exceed 7kg. Cabin bags can only be taken on board if there is space available. The weight may vary depending on your route, and class.

Class

carry-on

Briefcase or garment bag

Economy

7kg

-

Business & First

7kg

7kg

Weight policy for all flights except for America and Africa

 

Baggage allowance

Class of travel

Special

Saver

Flex

Flex Plus

Economy Class

20 kg

25 kg

30 kg

35 kg

Business Class

40 kg

First Class

50 kg

America and Africa Flights 

Class of travel

Baggage allowance

Economy Class

One piece up to 23 kg for Special

Two pieces up to 23 kg each for Saver, Flex, and Flex Plus

Business Class

Two pieces up to 32 kg each

First Class

Two pieces up to 32 kg each

Emirates Check-in Information

Passengers can check in online 48 hours ahead of departure. Check-in at the airport is also accessible. Simply, passengers can drop their bags at the self-check-in kiosks/ desks. Passengers flying from Dubai can drop off their bags 24 hours before departure, or 12 hours before departure if flying to the US. 

The boarding pass must be present at most airports, either in hard or soft copy. 
Please note that you need to arrive at the airport as early as possible to present your travel documents and be at the gate on time.

  • Most airports request passengers to arrive 3 hours ahead of departure time. However, some airports extend it to 6 hours. It’s recommended to check your ticket to make sure. 
  • Passengers need to go through security at least 1 hour before departure time.
  • Boarding starts 45 minutes before departure 
  • Gates close 20 minutes before departure.

FAQs for Emirates

  • Does Emirates allow web check-in?

    Yes, Emirates allows web check-in.

  • Does Emirates provide online seat selection?

    Yes, Emirates offers online seat selection at a nominal fee or free. It depends on your flight booking.

  • How many routes does Emirates service in total/as overall?

    The total number of routes serviced by Emirates is 421.

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